First-Year Studies

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Making the Adjustment to College

The Office of First-Year Studies (FYS) is a resource dedicated to first-year students, to help ensure a successful first year and a smooth path to graduation. The goal of FYS is to help you transition—personally, socially, and academically—to life at the University of Tennessee. Effectively making these transitions in the first year is crucial to success at UT, graduation, and future achievement.

To facilitate your successful adjustment to college, FYS has developed a number of courses and programs just for first-year students. In addition to FYS 100, a required online course that takes place over the summer, we strongly encourage you to enroll in other first-year courses that take place during the fall and spring. There is a course for everyone. Work with your advisor to decide which one is right for you.

Feel free to navigate through the website to learn more about our programs and courses. If you have any questions, send us an e-mail.

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